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Blood, sweat and tears - The Dorothy Vendryes story

Janet Silvera, Hospitality Jamaica Coordinator

The likes of the late Elizabeth Taylor, Lady Mountbatten, and Princess Margaret are among the women of fame to sit in the hairdresser's chair in Dorothy Vendryes' beauty salon in the 1950s.

Vendryes (formerly Gourzong), one of the first black women on the island to capitalise on the tourism industry after returning to Jamaica from the world-famous Wilfred Academy, opened her first salon at the Casa Montego Hotel (now Fantasy Resort)..... read more

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